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Lee A. Crandall, Ph.D.

Professor in Public Health Sciences

Lee Crandall picDept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 513
Tel. (864) 656-3082
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Lee A. Crandall is a medical sociologist, health services researcher, and social epidemiologist who was trained as a United States Public Health Service Fellow at Purdue University's Health Services Research and Training Program.  He has been a faculty member at the University of Florida College of Medicine (1976-94), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994-2000) and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2000-2007).

Ph.D. - Purdue University
M,S. - Purdue University
B.A. - University of New York Potsdam

Dr. Crandall's research has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of substance abuse, on access to and quality of health and disability services, and on issues at the interface of health policy and bioethics (including the insurance implications of predictive genetic testing and the implications of state policies on newborn screening). Recent projects include a partnership with Florida's Department of Children and Families to evaluate over 200 substance abuse prevention programs, partnerships with local providers in Florida and Georgia to evaluate substance abuse treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention, and pregnancy prevention programs, and development of an epidemiologic database for assessing drug abuse trends in Florida.


  • *Huang S, Trapido E, Fleming L, Arheart K, Crandall L, French M, Malcolm S, Prado G.  The Long-term Effects of Childhood Maltreatment Experiences on Subsequent Illicit Drug Use and Drug-related Problems in Young Adulthood.  Addictive Behaviors 36 (1-2) 95-102 Jan-Feb 2011.
  • *Saint-Jean G, Martinez CA, Crandall LA.  Psychosocial Mediators of the Impact of Acculturation on Adolescent Substance Abuse.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (10) 187-195 April 2008.
  • *Pérez-Then E, Shor-Posner G, Crandall L and Wilkinson J.  The Relationship Between Nutritional and Sociodemographic Factors and the Likelihood of Children in the Dominican Republic Having a BCG Scar  Rev Panam Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health 21(6) 365-372, June 2007.
  • Crandall LA.  Should Health Scientists Become Advocates for Public Policy?, Professional Ethics 11 (3) 83-94, 2003.
  • Crandall LA, Metsch LR, McCoy CB, Chitwood DD and Tobias H.  Chronic Drug Use and Reproductive Health Care among Low Income Women in Miami Florida - A Comparative Study of Access, Need and Utilization.  Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research 30 (3) 321-331, 2003.
  • Crandall LA and Moseley RE.  Public Policy Implications of Scientific Research - The Human Genome Initiative and the Future of Insurance. (Editorial Forum), The New Biologist, 3(12) 1135-1136, 1991.
  • Crandall LA, Dwyer JW and Duncan RP. Recruitment and Retention of Rural Physicians - Issues for the 1990s. Journal of Rural Health, 6(1) 19-38, 1990.
  • Crandall LA.  Advocacy of Just Health Policies as Professional Duty - Cultural Biases and Ethical Responsibilities. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 9(3-4) 41-53, 1990.
  • Crandall LA, *Santulli WP, Radelet ML, Kilpatrick KE, and Lewis DE.  Physician Assistants in Primary Care - Patient Assignment and Task Delegation. Medical Care 22(3) 268-282, 1984.
  • Crandall LA and Duncan RP.  Health Attitudes and the Use of Health Services by the Poor. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 22 64-67, 1981.

*indicates graduate student


  • HLTH 203 - Overview of Health Care Systems
  • HLTH 315 - Social Epidemiology
  • HLTH 478 - Health Policy, Ethics and Law
  • M H A 724 - Health Care Ethics
  • M H A 732 - Outcomes Assessment and Evaluation


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Certificate of Excellence - APTR - Healthy People Curriculum Task Force